Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Freebird Nest updates... (and my BIG news!)

My beautiful Freebird nest is already on display
 in my home...

 I have it resting on a towel
that says "the nest"...
the towel is draped over a nature journal book
and the book is laying on a tall
glass cake stand.

  All of the reserved nests
have now been purchased.
I have now released 5 additional
nests that were made
and are available for purchase
by anyone.
You can find them listed
in my ETSY shop
(because some of you have asked...
my policy remains always, that you may reserve a nest
and make payments on it.
 I will hold it as long as you wish, 
and ship it to you when you are

Wishing everyone a lovely
holiday celebration
with your family and friends.
Lots to celebrate here in my world...
my countdown to retirement is ON!!
July 29
will be celebrating
my birthday and retirement!


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Introducing the Freebird Nest

The beautiful Freebird nest is here...

 This nest is so special and unique.
The very first Patriotic theme nest in my
"charitable design series".

 I'm so excited (and proud) of this 
lovely new nest.

 My idea for this nest
was to combine vintage Americana, 
and primitive Americana,
with just a bit of
patriotic bling...

How 'bout that stunning little
 gemstone flag?
(and that beautiful rusty star...)

This nest is the perfect accent
for your patriotic holiday decorations...
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day 

 There are so many amazing artists 
in my worldwide circle of friends.
I am truly blessed to have friends
who desire to share their creative gifts with me
and participate so generously 
with my charitable
My friend Pamela Lancaster created
beautiful fabric yo-yo's from 
gorgeous patriotic fabric.
They are fabulous accents in their
beautiful variety of prints.
Each nest is embellished with a variety of 
Pamela's miniature fabric creations..
They are absolute Americana 

Thank you dear Pamela
for all the efforts and time that you
have devoted to the making of these
precious creations.

My friend Karen Bailey
created these beautiful crochet star garlands.
They are a stunning addition to this patriotic nest.
The combination of textures on this
 nest is incredible.
These little stars are truly
one of the most beautiful focal points
of the design. 
You can find Karen and her stunning creations
on her blog Todolwen
Thank you dear Karen
for your amazing contribution.
They are so very beautiful!

 Your nest will arrive beautifully packaged...
as always,
the tissue paper and tags are created 
by my talented friend
Sue Kosec. 
SO many of you are collectors of
her amazing bird tags.
THIS one...
is beyond incredible. 
Presentation is everything...
and my nests will always
be dressed in the finest of packages!
Only Sue can dress my nests
to perfection!
You can find Sue and her
creative card making at her blog


These nests are truly a labor of love. 
Their creation is months in the making...
and I cannot do it alone. 
My best friend Mary
is also my partner in the making of these
"charitable nests". 
We have both worked diligently for 
many weeks to finish these beautiful nests
in time for your holiday celebrations.
I absolutely could not do this
without her help.
She is my everything, every time, 
always, and forever...

Each nest is a unique 
and individual
While the basic design is the same,
no two nests are exactly alike.
this is what makes them
 so special...  

Every nest is embellished 
with a variety of laces,vintage millinery,
rhinestone accents,
vintage buttons,
the MOST incredible vintage star patch,
and lovely patriotic ribbons.

This Patriotic themed nest
is part of my
 "charitable design series".
The charitable proceeds will be donated
locally in my hometown to our ladies group
"Carter County Quilts for Veterans".
The goal of this incredible group of ladies
is to make beautiful patriotic theme
"Quilts of Valor"
to present to every retired veteran
 in our town.
They are presented in a
lovely ceremony.
I am honored to be able to help
further their efforts
with my donation.
I love this nest.
I am proud of what it represents.
Freedom, faith, honor

The nests are listed in my ETSY shop now.
For those of you on my RESERVED list...
(you will find your nest listed
 by your first name and last initial)
There are currently 7 nests available
that are NOT reserved. 
They are listed as such. 
These nests will be mailed immediately upon purchase
and will arrive to you in time for your
patriotic holiday
Thank you
for your love and support.
The creation of this nest has truly
given me a great and renewed purpose.
That you love my nests
means everything to me...
Some of you are already asking...
The next nest in my "charitable series" will debut NEXT year.... 
and it is already in progress. It will be a very, very special nest. 
Unbelievably special...
I will make an announcement regarding this nest later this summer...